I was recently disconcerted to see that the flying saucer which had been positioned there had disappeared, but lately found out that in June of this year a brand new UFO had landed. In part 2 of this feature, I will be meeting the people who conceived and built the new spaceship (and no, they aren't aliens) and finding out what happened to the previous spaceship, but for now let's revisit the story behind the UFO landing pad.
|Inside the spaceship which is permanently stationed in Arès.|
|That plaque in full.|
Sadly though, the spaceship hadn't been designed to withstand the Earth's atmosphere for too long, and rust and corrosion set in. The installation became a potential safety hazard and was removed by the local authorities, and was therefore replaced this year by a more durable spaceship dreamt up by teams at bespoke trailer manufacturers Sud-Ouest Remorques. According to the people behind the design, this new model is "less Jules Verne and more Soupe aux Choux", in reference to a cult French comedy movie about aliens landing on Earth.
|The initial 2010 spaceship (further pictures available here) and its 2016 successor.|
- Click here to read and view myexclusive interview with the men who designed the new spaceship!
- Find it on the Invisible Bordeaux map:
- Ovniport d'Arès, avenue le Goéland, Arès.
- Ce dossier est également disponible en français !